This is just so tragic. While on a date, Jennifer fell 17 stories to her death after the balcony railing of her apartment gave way. Neighbors have now revealed that as she plummeted to the ground, her date could do nothing but scream in terror.
Stephen Close, 35, was just enjoying himself on a date with Jennifer Rosoff, 35, when she horrifically fell off the balcony of her 17th floor apartment on August 1. Hardly knowing what to do, watching his date fall to her death, neighbors are now reporting that Stephen merely screamed loudly in horror.
Jennifer Rosoff’s Date: ‘My Friend Fell!’
“My friend fell! She fell off the building,” Stephen was heard screaming shortly after the balcony railing Jennifer was leaning on gave way, according to the New York Post. After the railing buckled and sent Jennifer flying backward, the advertising executive fell 15 stories before landing on scaffolding. She died instantly.
In even more disturbing news, Stephen reportedly warned Jennifer not to lean on the ledge. “He looked at the balcony and he said, ‘Look, this thing looks unstable. Hey, maybe you want to get down,'” a source told the Post.
“I’ve done this before,” Jennifer reportedly replied.
Jennifer Rosoff’s Tragic Death
Stephen, who works in real estate, was understandably distraught and traumatized in the moments after Jennifer’s fall. “The boyfriend came running out of the building screaming, ‘Oh, my God, my friend fell! She fell,'” Dean Charny, who was at street level, told the Post. “He was holding his face in his hands. He looked miserable.”
Eric Berry, who is the co-founder of TripleLift, where Jennifer worked, released a mournful statement to HollywoodLife.com:
We are all deeply saddened by the sudden and tragic loss of our dear friend and co-worker, Jennifer Rosoff. We offer our sincerest condolences to her family and friends during this difficult time. She was a well-loved and highly-respected member of our team. Her tremendous energy and humor brought so much joy to the office.
The entire company is distraught by the loss of Ms. Rosoff – she will be deeply missed. We respect the privacy of the Rosoff family. So, at this time, TripleLift does not plan to have any further communication with the media.
This is just an unbelievably devastating accident — Jennifer’s death is truly tragic, and we can’t imagine how Stephen is feeling right now. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Jennifer and Stephen’s friends and family during this difficult time.
WATCH: Jennifer Rosoff Killed In 17-Story Fall
— Andrew Gruttadaro
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